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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Google’s Project Mainline — or Mainline — effectively turns part of your favorite mobile OS into modules that are treated as independent portions of the wider build. It was introduced with Android 10, with the express aim of making core updates easier by decoupling them from the main system into modules.

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Motorola effectively bombards the low-end of the Android smartphone market with reasonably well-priced, modestly-specced devices that are well worth a look. The latest is that of the Moto e7, which has been announced as available in select European markets.

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Nowadays, emoji are essentially a part of our normal language. That’s why it’s frustrating that, as it stands today, Android requires a full system update to add new emoji, leaving some devices hopelessly out of date. Soon, though, that may change.

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Best Android Black Friday deals: Pixel 5 $649, OnePlus 8 Pro $200 off, more

Black Friday is one of the best times to pick up a new smartphone, and we’re already beginning to see a collection of notable offers on the latest handsets. Highlights this year will fall to newest flagships from Google, Samsung, and OnePlus, with many of 2020’s most anticipated offers already having gone live. You’ll find all of the best Android Black Friday deals down below.

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You might soon be able to charge your Chromebook USI stylus via NFC

NFC is almost an essential for any smartphone these days but beyond wireless payments, the tech hasn’t really been utilized as much as it probably could. Thanks to a newly announced collaboration between the NFC Forum and the Universal Stylus Initiative, we may eventually be able to charge Chromebook styluses using NFC tech.

How to take a screenshot on Android phones

There are countless reasons to take a screenshot. To save something on social media that might be deleted. To help someone with an app remotely. To draw arrows or circle things on your screen. Regardless of the reason, taking a screenshot is a basic function you should know how to perform, so here’s how to take a screenshot on an Android phone.

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